May 22, 2022

Library Journal Names Michael P. Kelley as Editor-in-Chief

Congratulations to Michael Kelley on being appointed the new Editor-in-Chief of Library Journal.

Here’s the official news release.

Media Source, Inc., announced today that Michael P. Kelley, currently Executive Editor of News and Features for Library Journal, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Library Journal (LJ), effective today.  Kelley replaces long-time LJEditor-in-Chief Francine Fialkoff.

In announcing the promotion, Ian Singer, Media Source VP and Group Publisher said, “We’re very pleased to make this announcement.  From our perspective, Mike’s deep journalistic experience, coupled with his knowledge of and commitment to the libraries LJ serves, makes Mike ideally suited for this role.  More importantly, the many librarians, publishers, and vendors who have worked with Mike since 2010 have an extremely high regard for his professionalism and abilities.  Mike’s leadership will be welcome as LJ continues its mission as the voice for the library market.”

Kelley holds an MSLIS degree and brings more than 25 years in journalism, including nine years as a staff editor at the New York Times. He started in 2010 as news editor and rose quickly. “It’s never easy to replace a predecessor, and in this particular instance it is impossible, but I will do my best to honor the traditions of LJ while also, I hope, help prepare it for the future,” Kelley said.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.